Planning a wedding seems to be a massive composition of details to take care of, between reserving venues, booking entertainment, and selecting floral arrangements, etc., it will definitely be challenging, but it is worth it. At some point in the process you may come to the conclusion that you will need to hire a bartender or waitstaff package, perhaps the reception hall you have booked or the catering service you have hired does not offer a bartender or wait staff as part of the package. For whatever reason you will need to hunt down a mobile bartender or waitstaff, you should rest assured that Dallas has plenty of options available at your disposal. It may be challenging, but what aspect of a wedding isn't? As long as you follow our helpful guide below, you should have no issue finding the right service for you.
You will want to start your search is with the recommendations of your friends, family, and trusted colleagues, in particular, anyone who has been married recently, or has been involved in a wedding to some degree. If your the reception hall does not offer an in-house bartenders and wait staff service, then you should still ask the venue coordinator for their recommendations, they should have a list of preferred or exclusive vendors. It may a good idea to go on the internet and cross reference any candidates via online wedding directories or guide websites. These websites are incredibly resourceful for users trying to dig up information on all sorts of wedding vendors, they will include details on pricing, reviews, bridal testimonials, pictures, video, and more! Once you have a solid list of candidates, call each one up, and ask them for their availability on the date of your wedding. You will only want to schedule appointments with candidates that are not booked on the day of your wedding.
Now that you have your appointments set, it will be important to bring plenty of questions and the vision of your wedding to the interview to share with each candidate. One of the first questions you will want to ask each candidate is how experienced they are, and if they work primarily weddings. Ask them on average how many weddings do they service in a year. Depending on what you need, you may be talking with a single bartender, or a manager of a mobile waitstaff service. Discuss with them what you will need for the day, and ask them logistical questions. You want to work with a professional service that is capable of servicing your wedding, which is why the emphasis should be put on finding a service that works weddings. Before the conclusion of each appointment, you will want to cover the cost of the service, and obtain a sample invoice from each candidate. This will help you determine which service will get you the most out of your money's worth.
Take some time to deliberate over which service will be better for you and your specific wedding needs with your partner, parents, or planner. Trust your instincts, and you should have no problem deciding on who the right candidate is. Once you are ready to make your choice, sign a contract with the candidate, and place a deposit if applicable. On the day of your wedding, the bartender and/or waitstaff logistics will be handled by the exemplary professional service you have hired to do the job.